June 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Power Distribution, Inc. Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup

Mission-Critical Power Distribution Equipment Leader Recognized for Impactful Product Innovations and Technologies

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), providers of mission-critical power distribution equipment for data centers, alternative energy, industrial, and commercial power markets, today announced that it has won a spot on the Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup Awards list. Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, celebrating startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring's Top 100 North America list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe PDI embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. PDI should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

"PDI has consistently achieved leadership in technology innovation and excellence, so we are pleased to be on the Red Herring Top 100 North America list with many other market-disrupting companies," said Rob Sweaney, President and CEO of PDI. "Our unique power distribution and modular data center solutions continue to solve real business challenges for a growing customer base as the need for energy-efficient, cost-effective data storage increases worldwide."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.

PDI's products include the i-CON Modular Data Center™, Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS), the PowerWave Bus System™, control panels, transformers, custom magnetics and inductors. PDI is rapidly expanding in the modular data center market across the globe and has presence in more than 20 countries.

Learn more about PDI at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) in San Francisco, California on June 30, 2011. Now in its 8th successful year, DCD San Francisco will focus on the world of data center outsourcing. PDI executives share their market insights and offer a "How To" session on assessing modular data centers. Click here to attend as an end user or for more information.

For additional information, visit or contact PDI's corporate office at (804) 737-9880. Follow PDI on Twitter @PDICorp, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Power Distribution, Inc.
Founded in 1978, PDI is a leading provider of power distribution equipment and services. PDI, a Bertram Capital company, is headquartered out of Virginia with additional manufacturing and engineering facilities in California and Michigan. The PDI, Marelco, and Onyx Power branded products cover a wide range of customized power solutions for data centers, wind, solar and other alternative energy, commercial, and industrial applications.

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